Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative (SUMHI) leadership
- Dr. William Torrey, MD, is Chair for the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry at The Dartmouth Institute and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
- Sally Kraft MD, MPH, serves as Vice President of Population Health at Dartmouth Health.
Planning team members include:
- Luke Archibald, MD - Section Chief, Addiction Treatment Center
- Karen Borgstrom - Director External Affairs, Communications and Marketing
- Todd Danis - Program Coordinator, Regional System Integration
- Kirk Dufty, MD - Chief Medical Offier, New London Hospital
- AJ Horvath - Director Psychiatry Administration
- Angie Raymond Leduc - Program Manager Injury Prevention, Regional Community Health
- Joni Menard - Vice President, Ambulatory Nursing
- Pushkala Muralitharan, MD - Medical Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics Concord
- Gregory Norman – Director of Community Health
- Seddon Savage, MD, MS – Advisor, Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative
- Susanne Tanksi, MD, MPH - Section Chief, General Academic Pediatrics; Vice Chair, General Pediatrics; Associate Director, C. Everett Koop Institute
SUMHI project leaders
- Dr. Matthew Duncan leads efforts to integrate mental health services within primary care.
- Dr. Julia Frew and Daisy Goodman, CNM co-lead a group focused on improving outcomes for families and children affected by perinatal substance use disorders through providing enhanced perinatal addiction treatment.
- Dr. Patricia Lanter leads several ED initiatives in collaboration with community health staff including bringing recovery services to patients receiving care in the Emergency Department.
- Dr. Charlie Brackett, with Drs. Christine Finn, H. Sam Landsman (Inpatient Psychiatry Services), and Patricia Lanter (Emergency Department) leads the Opioid Addiction Treatment Collaborative (OATC) initiative focusing on building systems and removing barriers to deliver evidence-based care for all Dartmouth Health patients with opioid use disorder.
- Dr. Seddon Savage leads a variety of strategies focused on changing the stigma and culture of shame and silence around substance use and mental health disorders.
Past projects and programs
- Dr. Steven Chapman led work on adult and adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT).